Broadway Buzz

Sutton Foster and Joel Grey (C) and the cast of the Broadway play 'Anything Goes' takes a bow during curtain call opening night of 'Anything Goes' at Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 7, 2011. (credit: Bennet Raglin/Getty Images)

Outer Critics Circle Awards Predict Tony Award Winners

It’s a pretty good barometer of Tony voting: The Outer Critics Circle Awards.

CBS New York–05/19/2011

View of the curtain call of the 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' original Broadway cast's final preview performance at Foxwoods Theatre on April 17, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Broadway Buzz: C’mon, Spidey.

The producers promise a re-energized, re-invigorated, re-written show. How about one that makes sense?

CBS New York–05/12/2011

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Several Big-Name Comedians Snubbed For Tony Awards

A funny thing happened on the way to the Tony nominations this year: Several guys known for being funny were not nominated.


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Broadway Buzz: Off-Broadway Gems

With Tony nomination week behind us, let’s take a little break from the glare (and expense) of Broadway. Because there’s plenty of good theatre to be experienced off-Broadway, as well. And the drinks are cheaper, too.

CBS New York–05/09/2011

Actress Frances McDormand attends the 'Good People' opening night party at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on March 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Frances McDormand of ‘Good People’ Tough To Beat In Tony ‘Best Actress’ Category

If it was up to WCBS 880’s Jim Taylor, Frances McDormand would take the winning statue.

CBS New York–05/05/2011

"Good People" Opening Night (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Play And Musical Revivals Make For Cutthroat Competition In Tony Award Categories

The best revival of a musical is between just two venerable shows: the old-timey pleasures of the Cole Porter-packed Anything Goes versus the over-rehearsed self-conscious How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

CBS New York–05/04/2011

"Catch Me If You Can" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call

‘Book Of Mormon’ To Battle ‘Catch Me If You Can’ For Best Musical At Tony Awards

The big story out of the Tony nominations this year: 14 nominations for Book of Mormon, the outlandish yet traditional musical. It is perhaps a shoe-in for the most coveted Tony award.

CBS New York–05/03/2011